A woman whom Oscar Wilde had met as a girl grew up to have a lifelong passionate relationship with Wilde’s only niece and an affair with Wilde’s own lover’s future wife. Historian and Oscar Wilde expert, John Cooper, gives an illustrated talk to deconstruct this tangled, and little-known, intrigue of five prominent Victorians that began one innocent summer’s day at Long Beach, NY.
Mr. John Cooper has spent decades researching Oscar Wilde with particular focus on his time in New York City. Mr. Cooper is a long-standing member of the Oscar Wilde Society in London, a prominent member of the Oscar Wilde Society of America, the former Business Manager of the Victorian Society In America, the moderator of the Oscar Wilde Internet discussion group at Yahoo, and a contributor to Oscholars, the Oscar Wilde academic journal.
Saturday, April 27th, 3:30pm-4:45pm at the Greater Astoria Historical Society Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11106 (718)-278-0700
Mr. John Cooper